Creativity is the Secret Sauce

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution. Graham is a wonderful mentor to so many people, his philosophy is based on encouraging creativity above everything else, it’s a message very close to my own heart! Creativity is…

Secrets of Drum Recording with Simon Phillips

Hi friends, many of you will know that I grew in a little place in Hampshire called Crookham Village. The nearest town was Fleet and I would cycle or walk to School (when I had a flat tyre!) surrounded by…

Seven Things to Bring More Income to a Small Studio

Hello again, Produce like a Pro Family from the Music Factory Studios from the rural outskirts of America, in part one I discussed how I began my audio journey and came to the conclusion that having no specialty in audio…

Making a Living as a Producer/Engineer

Hi, my name is Joe Salyers and I am the owner and operator of Music Factory Studios. I am a Producer, Mixing engineer, Mastering engineer, merchandise specialist (T-shirts and CD’s), and an artist . I am glad to be a…

15 Essential Apps to Boost Your Productivity in the Studio

I’ve seen a ton of questions come my way recently asking about the different icons at the top of my screen. I use a handful of really great apps to help me run my mixing business so I thought I’d…

Growing Your Business: Finding Clients

Hi friends, I posted a video recently about maintaining and building relationships with Artists, the reaction was fantastic and I received many wonderful emails and comments from you. The number one theme was ‘thanks Warren for the tips on maintaining…

Demystifying 5 Common Mastering Questions

I have been mastering records now at Gateway Mastering for over 15 years, and have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients, from indie artists recording in their bedrooms and rehearsal spaces, to some of the…

Small Room Acoustic Treatment

Small Room Acoustics and appropriate treatment: It has been said that ‘You’ll never get a home studio room to the point where you can do professional mixes like they do in the big studios’. This is false. Today a great…

Make Great Music – Don't Let Budget Hold You Back

Hi Friends, I’ve recently been looking back over my career, reflecting on the incredible journey I’ve had. All of the hard work I’ve had to do and obstacles I’ve had to overcome have truly been a blessing, without them I…

Maintaining Focus – The Greatest Lesson I've Learned

Hi Friends,    I have been truly blessed to have had many great mentors in my life, they have guided me through so many musical mazes. I know in future blogs I will definitely talk more about them with much…